UNIT 1.13 Quantified Assessment of Terminal Density and Innervation
Published Online: 1 SEP 2004
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Neuroscience
How to Cite
Finkelstein, D. I., Stanic, D., Parish, C. L., Drago, J. and Horne, M. K. 2004. Quantified Assessment of Terminal Density and Innervation. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 27:1.13:1.13.1–1.13.16.
- Published Online: 1 SEP 2004
- Published Print: APR 2004
Stereological methods allow for the determination of cell numbers, terminal densities, and, subsequently, the estimation of terminal arbor size within a given brain nucleus. This unit provides an explanation for determining the terminal arbor size of dopaminergic neurons of the nigrostriatal pathway in rodents. In contrast to previously used single-axon reconstructions, these stereological methods allow for quick and easy determination of terminal arbor size.
- terminal density;
- terminal arbor;